Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Susan at Soul Blossom Living for Roundup.
I've been away from my desk this week, spending time with my mother. But I do have two newsy bits to share—D-39: A Robodog's Journey got its first review from Kirkus, and it's a good one! Here's an excerpt:
"Latham uses an invented lexicon of delightfully creative and expressive hybrid words—jinglesnap, boomblasts,
And Miss Fancy is in the news! Yay for this new discovery. I look forward to being part of these celebrations!
Yes, of course I wrote a new ArtSpeak: FOUR SEASONS poem... the first "spring" poem of the year. Yay! Since it's a new season, I decided to try a new-to-me poetry form. Ever heard of a rispetto?
1. Rispetto is a short poetic form of Italian origin comprising of 11 syllables per line.
2. It has 8 lines.
3. Rispetto uses the ababccdd rhyme scheme.
Fun! I hope you'll try it. Meanwhile, here's mine, after work by new-to-me Aussie artist Elioth Gruner. Thank you for reading!
Early Spring Rispetto
Again frost blankets greening pasture
as cows wait for the warm-faced farmer.
Yesterday it seemed sun climbed faster,
but today shadows wear cold armor.
Cows pace alongside familiar fence—
O, Spring! That season of wild suspense!
Whether sun or rain or heat or breeze,
when the farmer comes, cows low, Yes, please!